Archers from all over were describing the Cariboo Archers Annual 3D Fun Shoot as a great success, according to Al Campsall with Cariboo Archers.
“To put the icing on the cake, a number of Cariboo Archers finished on the podium,” reported Campsall, who himself beat all other male archers not using rangefinders by 19 points..
Just under 80 archers attended from all over the province to attend the event, which the local archers had spent weeks preparing for.
Lee Jackman won the most contested category by a wide margin of 65 points and Melanie McComber outscored a Canadian champion in her category by 28 points, noted Campsall. The Cariboo Archers do boast a stacked team, as Campsall points out, with no other archery club in Canada having ever boasted four Team Canada members competing at World Championships in one year. Cariboo Archers Dan Mobbs, Fred Streleoff, Jessie Mobbs and Al Campsall are all past Team Canada members who made the podium on the weekend.
Cariboo Archer podium results:
Under 13 (U13) Male Compound:
1st – Hudson Huska, 3rd – U13 Male Traditional: 1st – Lucas Trott U15 Male Traditional: 1st – Nikolai Benson
U18 Female Compound: 1st – Lily Fraser
Masters Male Traditional: 3rd – James Benson
Traditional Female: 3rd – Alexis McComber
Masters Traditional Male: 3rd – James Benson
Masters Traditional Female: 1st – Melanie McComber
Longbow Female: 1st – Jessie Mobbs
Longbow Male: 1st – Fred Streleoff, 2nd – Dan Mobbs, 3rd – Ernie Schmid
Fixed Pins Male: 1st Lee Jackman, 2nd – John Walker, 3rd – Ryan Brink
Fixed Pin Female: 2nd – Shayna Van Tine
Known50 Female (using range finders): 1st Maria McKee, 2nd – Cara Fraser
Masters Unlimited: 1st – Al Campsall
A number of these archers above will be heading out to compete in upcoming shoots.
May 20-22 – Traditional Bowhunters of BC 3D – Chase
May 27/28 – Quesnel 3D
June 10/11 – Prince George 3D
June 17/18 – BC 3D Championship in Kamloops